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Harvest Public Media
3:56 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Asian Markets Could Help Stem Tide Of Asian Carp

Jeff Smith, operations manager for Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, Ky., stands inside the processing plant’s flash freezer. The plant plans to take in an average of 12,000-15,000 pounds of Asian carp each day.
Jacob McCleland Harvest Public Media

Water experts worried about Asian carp may have new hope. They’re turning their eyes to China, where a carp-hungry populace may be the key for stemming the tide of the invasive fish.

Asian carp are taking over U.S. waterways, including the Mississippi River and tributaries like the Illinois and Missouri Rivers, where they out-compete native fish.

In China, carp is cheap and a common meal-time fixture. Now, a carp fishing industry is springing up along carp-infested U.S. waters and processors are exporting the U.S. problem fish to Chinese diners.

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Business
3:45 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Pepsi MidAmerica Settles In Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park

Pepsi MidAmerica invests in Cape Girardeau
Matt Flickr

Pepsi MidAmerica believes in Cape Girardeau’s new business park. The company and the leaders from the City announced on Friday that a customer service center will be constructed at the new Greater Cape Girardeau Business Park.

Construction of this $3.1 million facility should start by the end of the summer for an opening planned for Spring 2015. John Mehner, President of Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, said the facility will have three different buildings of various sizes plus a fueling station.

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Road Damage
2:07 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Winter Season Could Cost The City Of Cape Girardeau

Damaged road in Cape Girardeau
Michael Ryan

Spring may finally be upon us, but the winter season has definitely left its mark on the city of Cape Girardeau. Ice, snow, and cold temperatures will have a long term affect on many of the cities most used roads. These weather conditions have eroded many roads causing potholes throughout.   

According to director of public works, Tim Gramling the roads most affected by this year’s winter weather seem to be in older subdivisions especially if the neighborhood was built within the last 15 to 20 years.

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Education
5:49 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

SIU's New President To Start On May 1

Randy Dunn will start as SIU's president on May 1.
Murray State University

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month.

Incoming President Randy Dunn will take the helm May first, roughly two months after he was selected as Poshard’s successor. Poshard says he’s already begun meeting with Dunn for the transition, and is ready to help SIU move into its next chapter.

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Farmers' Market
2:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Farmer’s Markets Start Opening in Cape Girardeau

Fresh vegetables on display at the Cape Farmers' Market
Cape Farmers' Market Cape Farmers' Market

Get ready for some fresh fruits and vegetables. Cape Girardeau’s farmers’ market season is about to begin, starting this week with the Cape Farmers’ Market at the West Park Mall parking lot.

The Cape Farmers’ Market will open this Thursday April 17th and will go from noon until 5 p.m. every Thursdays until November 20th.

Marilyn Peters, president of this market, said the market was located at the Plaza Galleria parking lot for 27 years. The lot was sold last winter, so the market made the move to the West Park Mall back parking lot.

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